Lemon tree for Container Gardening

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 5, 2010
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Update: Visit our latest citrus joy: Kishu Mandarin Tree ! After a visit to Sorrento Italy in April of 2000, we were immediately smitten with all the wonderful lemon trees adorning the Italian coastline. All throughout Amalfi and Sorrento we saw gorgeous scenes of Sorrento lemon trees in terra cotta pots adorning house fronts, store […]

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Grow Kale as an edible and ornamental

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 3, 2010

Kale is often a forgotten green on both the dinner table and garden. Just one packet of kale seeds will provide enough kale to supply you till late spring! In warm weather regions starting kale is perfect now, just in time for spring. For colder regions, begin sowing your seeds as soon as spring begins […]

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Life on The Balcony Blog Container Gardening Event

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 2, 2010

If you haven’t already discovered Fern Richardson’s fantastic blog, then you’ll be in for a fabulous treat.

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Kabosu Citrus – Japanese lemons

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 6, 2009

Reiko, our lovely Japanese friend, brought over a huge bag of Japanese lemons and obviously, we were thrilled to get so many precious Japanese lemon fruits!! She called them Yuzu’s, a Japanese variety of lemon/citron. But after a closer look, taste, and examination, they look more like Japanese Kabosu. Kabosu and Yuzu are both very […]

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Yuzu Citrus – Japanese Citron Lemon

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 4, 2009

Yuzu is a Japanese citrus lemon that is valued for it’s highly aromatic rind. Because the yuzu is considered a citron, the juice is very minimal, thus often expensive.  Outside of a few Asian cuisines and particularly in Japanese cultural circles, yuzu is seldom grown or used because it’s rather rare. Used in both green […]

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Persimmon Tree’s Overwatering & loss of fruit/flower

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 1, 2009

Our persimmon tree is on it’s last batch. With about 1o huge fuyu persimmons left on the tree, we’re taking our time and savoring every single fruit.

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Dried Chili Peppers – Can’t keep up with hot explosion

by White On Rice Couple Garden November 29, 2009
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It’s always in October – December that our chili peppers explode with pods. Unfortunately, they get neglected too because we’re so busy at work.

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